Monday, May 26, 2014

Best Barbecue!!

I have been grilling and smoking meat for many decades, but today I cooked the best ribs ever.

My ribs have usually been somewhat dry by the time they had smoked for several hours. I have recently seen some folks on the tube smoke the ribs for three hours at about 250, then wrap in foil, and put back on the grill for another three hours at 250.

Did that today!

The bones pulled right out, and you can cut the meat with a fork. So tender and juicy.

Less sauce on the face, too.

Give it a try.
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Getting the lead out - Memorial Day 2014

Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and should not have. Read at Examiner HERE.
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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Open Carry and the Court of Public Opinion

See my Examiner article HERE.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Vehicle carry legal July 1, 2014 in Tennessee - no permit required

For commentary on permit-less vehicle carry, see my Knoxville Gun Rights Examiner article.

Here is a breakdown of the Vehicle Carry bill as passed by the Tennessee General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Haslam:

Senate Judiciary Committee 1
Amendment No.  1 to SB1774


Kelsey
Signature of Sponsor
AMEND    Senate Bill No. 1774  House Bill No. 1480*


by deleting all language after the enacting clause and by substituting instead the following:
(Deleted sections in red, added sections in blue)

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 39-17-1307, is amended by deleting
subsection (e) in its entirety

(e)  (1) It is an exception to the application of subsection (a) that a person authorized to carry a handgun pursuant to § 39-17-1351 is transporting a rifle or shotgun in or on a privately-owned motor vehicle and the rifle or shotgun does not have ammunition in the chamber. However, the person does not violate this section by inserting ammunition into the chamber if the ammunition is inserted for purposes of justifiable self-defense pursuant to § 39-11-611 or § 39-11-612.

  (2) It is an exception to the application of subsection (a) that a person who is not authorized to possess a handgun pursuant to § 39-17-1351 is transporting a rifle or shotgun in or on a privately-owned motor vehicle and the rifle or shotgun does not have ammunition in the chamber or cylinder, and no clip or magazine containing ammunition is inserted in the rifle or shotgun or is in close proximity to both the weapon and any person.

and substituting instead the following:

(e)  (1) It is an exception to the application of subsection (a)* that a person is carrying or possessing a firearm or firearm ammunition in a motor vehicle if the person:
(A) Is not prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm by 18 U.S.C. § 922(g) or purchasing a firearm by § 39-17-1316; and
(B) Is in lawful possession of the motor vehicle.

    (2) As used in this subsection:
(A) “Motor vehicle” has the same meaning as defined in § 55-1-103**.
(B) “Motor vehicle” does not include any motor vehicle that is:
(i) Owned or leased by a governmental or private entity that has adopted a written policy prohibiting firearms or ammunition not required for employment within such a motor vehicle; and
(ii) Provided by such entity to an employee for use during the course of employment.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014, the public welfare requiring it.

  *(a)  (1) A person commits an offense who carries with the intent to go armed a firearm, a knife with a blade length exceeding four inches (4'') [note: 4" limit repealed as of July 1, 2014], or a club.

**55-1-103.  (c) "Motor vehicle" means every vehicle that is self-propelled, excluding motorized bicycles and every vehicle that is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires. "Motor vehicle" means any low speed vehicle, or medium speed vehicle as defined in this section. "Motor vehicle" means any mobile home or house trailer as defined in § 55-1-105.

Note to citizens who decide to take advantage of this new law. Keeping your handgun, proof of insurance, and registration in the same location is not a good idea.

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Time to demote Sargent from the State House

It is time for his constituents to bring Charles Sargent home from the State House. He and the Republican leadership have turned their backs on the people who elected them. See my Examiner column HERE.

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Conservatism video

Seven plus minutes, worth your time.



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Saturday, May 3, 2014

What we've been sayin'

Heinlein said, as quoted in goodreads,
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
FOX59 quotes some supporting statistics from Indy Police:
Here’s a look at the stats for Saturday Night Problems in the month of April:
  • April 5: 300 teens at Circle Centre
  • April 12: 200 teens in large groups
  • April 19: 400 teens and shots fired
  • April 26 (NRA Convention): 100 teens, dispersed quickly
Yet, Knoxville and Farragut bosses still keep citizens disarmed in city parks.

H/T to SayUncle

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Virtual Militia discusses RONI conversion

www.virtualmilitia.com/2014/04/29/caa-tacticals-roni-pistol-carbine-conversion-kit/ 

The books are fantastic reads, too!
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Photos from NRA Indy 2014

Here are some pictures I took at Indy. For the related story, see my Examiner article HERE.

With Blaine from Illinois Firearm Safety, showing off our permits. Welcome to the club, Illinois.
Looking forward to the day the 2A is restored and permission slips . . .
. . . are no longer required
Tom Gresham of Gun Talk Radio at the Ruger booth

Open Carrier Darrin Drudge with daughter

Coming in July - knife law changes

Currently, switchblades are banned in Tennessee. It is also unlawful to carry a blade over 4" with intent to go armed. I suppose one can infer that it is currently OK in Tennessee to carry a 3 1/2" blade with intent to go armed.

July 1st, the law changes. Switchblades will be legal. Blade lengths over 4" will also be legal. Does that mean you swashbucklers will be setting a new standard in Tennessee?

Hmmm. . . .
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